Installing Ubuntu behind a HTTP Proxy

Posted by Arkham on February 12th, 2008

1 ) Put a Ubuntu CD in your CD/DVD drive, reboot, and set the BIOS to boot from the CD drive. Wait until you see the Ubuntu desktop

2 ) Go to Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal and gain root priviledges with

sudo su

3 ) Load your keyabord map with

setxkbmap language_code


setxkbmap it

4 ) Create a new file with

nano /etc/apt/apt.conf

5 ) Write the line

Acquire::http::Proxy "http://[user]:[pass]@[proxy_ip]:[port]";


Acquire::http::Proxy "http://camp:1234@";

6 ) Ctrl + O to save and Ctrl + X to exit

7 ) Go to System -> Preferences -> Network Proxy and fill the proxy settings (don’t forget to click on advanced, if the proxy requires authentication)

8 ) Launch the Ubuntu usual installer

9 ) Cross your fingers and pray thy Holy Shuttleworth to have pity for thy damned soul

Here you go! ;)

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